In just two chapters we get some of the most beautiful and inspiring, and some of the grubbiest and most bloodthirsty stories in the Bible. It is no wonder that telling the stories of David (with Saul and Solomon and perhaps the rest) as a serial, like a soap opera has the audience panting for more :)
In this podcast I'll again point to clues to how we can, and (often of more use) how we should NOT "read" Bible stories.
I'll also make a shameless plug for my Not Only a Father
an online book about the use of motherly language and imagery to describe God in the Bible and in later Christian theology, which you can discuss, argue with or ask questions about as you read - and if you can't see how that connection fits this passage... then listen to the podcast ;)